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Chinese fashion photographer in Dior controversy apologizes

HONG KONG (AP) — A renowned Chinese fashion photographer has apologized for her past work after online critics called it insulting to the Chinese people and fashion house Dior removed one of her photo...

'Ordinary people suffer most': China farms face climate woes

JIAOZUO, China (AP) — Wang Yuetang’s sneakers sink into the mud of what was once his thriving corn and peanut farm as he surveys the damage done by an unstable climate. Three months...

China turns on world's second-biggest hydropower dam

BEIJING (AP) — The first two generating units of the world’s second-biggest hydroelectric dam were officially turned on Monday in southwestern China, the government announced. The Ba...

China braces for summer floods as 71 rivers exceed warning levels

China is bracing for a heavy flood season with 71 rivers already exceeding warning levels, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday, as meteorological authorities warned that global warming...

China's new dam in Tibet concerns India

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following China's announcement that it plans to develop hydroelectricity in the lower Yarlung Tsangpo River as part of its 14th Five-Year Plan, India fears the issue w...

The stormy, fiery year when climate disasters wouldn't stop

Nature struck relentlessly in 2020 with record-breaking and deadly weather- and climate-related disasters. With the most named storms in the Atlantic, the largest-ever area of Califo...

Water levels at China's Three Gorges near maximum after flooding rains

Water levels at China’s giant Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze river are inching closer to their maximum after torrential rains raised inflows to a record high, official data showed on Friday (Au...

Biggest flood in Three Gorges Dam history forces 100,000 in southwest China to flee

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The torrential rainfall that has lashed Sichuan Province over the past week has resulted in a flood so massive that 100,000 people have been evacuated, World Heritage Site...

China floods: 100,000 evacuated, Leshan Buddha threatened

Heavy seasonal rains wreaked havoc along the Yangtze river and across China, according to reports on Wednesday. Some 100,000 people have been evacuated from the cities of Leshan and Ya'an, in wor...

People stranded on rooftops by rain, flooding in China

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities deployed helicopters in western China on Tuesday to rescue people stranded by flooding as heavy rain swelled the Yangtze and other rivers to dangerous levels, state media re...

Record-shattering Sichuan floods to hammer China's Three Gorges Dam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Massive rains pounding Chongqing and much of Sichuan Province over the past few days have led to record-setting floods and alerts and are generating the highest inflow int...

Sichuan hit by China's biggest flood in 70 years, Three Gorges downstream

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sichuan Province, which sits on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, on Monday (Aug. 17) braced for some of the worst flooding seen in over 70 years, likely to bring th...

Flooding in China's Sichuan to dump more water on Three Gorges Dam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Three Gorges Dam is likely to see its fourth flood this year, as torrential rain has ravaged the upper reaches of the Yangtze River in Sichuan Province this week. F...

Exclusive: Satellite images show Chinese cities flooded by Yangtze River

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the wake of some of the worst flooding China has witnessed in decades both above and below the Three Gorges Dam along the Yangtze River, Taiwan News has obtained satell...

China floods affect 54.8 million people, inflict US$20 billion in losses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The massive floods which have ravaged China over the past two months have inflicted a heavy toll on the communist country in terms of property damage and direct economic l...